Learning How the Heart Beats: The Making of a Pediatrician
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Learning How the Heart Beats: The Making of a Pediatrician

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Claire McCarthy spent her years as a student at Harvard Medical School and as a resident at Children's Hospital working hard during the day to master her chosen profession and writing late into the night in her journal. Writing helped her understand the dramatic changes she was witnessing in herself and the overwhelming events she was participating in at the hospital each...more
Paperback, 268 pages
Published February 1st 1997 by Penguin Books (first published February 1st 1995)
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Tara
Dec 02, 2008 Tara rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Health care professionals and patients alike
Recommended to Tara by: Dr McCarthy is a director of a health clinic operated by Childre
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This book puts the medicial profession in a bit of a new light for me. I began to see things from the physician's eyes. This is especially good for me, not only because I have made hospital finance my life, but also because I am a terrible patient.

This story hits home for me because McCarthy rotated through the Boston hospitals. I generally love books, fiction or non, that take place in Boston, but this one was extra special to me.
Gary Turner
You will be amazed by this book. Takes you into another world. A world very few of us get to visit.
Lizzie
Kind of boring essays about learning medicine.
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